The Oscar Movie Review 1966

Information and Film Reviews for The Oscar the Movie

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Unless you enjoy razzing bad acting, this is not for you. Meant as a comeuppance for Hollywood, by Hollywood, this story of movie star Frank Fane (Boyd), climbing the ladder of success and squashing fingers on every rung is too schlocky to succeed. The climax, when the scumbag star thinks he's won an Oscar and stands up, only to find it's for someone else, was based on Frank Capra's embarrassing experience in 1932 with the same situation. Adapted from the novel by Richard Sale.

Distribution

Available on VHS
Running time 119 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Behind the Scenes, Price of Fame
Screenplay
Russell Rouse, Harlan Ellison, Clarence Green
Cast
Stephen Boyd, Elke Sommer, Jill St. John, Tony Bennett, Milton Berle, Eleanor Parker, Joseph Cotten, Edie Adams, Ernest Borgnine, Ed Begley, Walter Brennan, Broderick Crawford, James Dunn, Peter Lawford, Merle Oberon, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra
Cinematography
Joseph Ruttenberg
Director
Russell Rouse
Producer
Joseph E. Levine

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